The pardons could benefit Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, as well as son-in-law Jared Kushner.
"The president is peddling an idea that is not true to people who want it to be true," the CNN anchor said.
The Fox News host recalled a cartoonish idea to shut down the president's interruptions.
The federal court's opinion stated that the government could access certain information not protected by attorney-client privilege, pointing to possible charges.
The attorney general, a faithful Trump ally, admitted there was no evidence of widespread vote fraud that would change the election outcome.
Republican Gabriel Sterling decried threats against election workers and implored the president and senators to step up and show leadership.
Progressive Democrats, including Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush, criticized the former president for painting defunding as little more than a divisive "slogan."
The attorney general's belated announcement about the lack of evidence of fraud may finally push some elected Republicans to concede to reality.
The Laquan McDonald scandal and a rocky history with labor unions loom over an Emanuel nomination to a Cabinet post.
The Utah senator called himself a "deficit hawk" who doesn't like borrowing money — except during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.